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Applying to be a marker

How do I apply to become a marker?

Apply online through MAO (Marker Applications Online).

Do I have to be a registered teacher?

You need to hold a current teacher registration or have held a teacher registration in the past (i.e. now retired or no longer teaching) to apply to be a NAPLAN marker.

I am a registered teacher but not Queensland-registered, can I apply?

Yes, you are most welcome — we will ask for proof of non-Queensland teacher registration.

When it says day Saturday (DSAT) marker or Sunday (DSUN) marker, does that mean I only mark on Saturdays or Sundays?

A day Saturday marker marks six days a week: Monday to Friday (8:00 am to 3:30 pm) and every Saturday (8:00 am to 4:00 pm).

A day Sunday marker marks six days a week: Monday to Friday (8:00 am to 3:30 pm) and every Sunday (8:00 am to 4:00 pm).

An evening Saturday marker marks four evenings and one day a week: Monday to Friday (4:00 pm to 8:45 pm) and every Saturday (8:00 am to 4:00 pm). They negotiate one night off each week with their group leader.

An evening Sunday marker marks four evenings and one day a week: Monday to Friday (4:00 pm to 8:45 pm) and every Sunday (8:00 am to 4:00 pm). They negotiate one night off each week with their group leader.

Using MAO (Marker Applications Online)

I have changed address. What should I do?

You can log in to MAO at any time with your BIC (Brief Identification Code) and password and update your details. Updating your details is your responsibility.

I can’t remember my BIC. What should I do?

Please email us at: naplanmarkerinfo@qcaa.qld.edu.au or phone us on (07) 3864 0210 or (07) 3864 0337. Do not create a new account with a different BIC. It is important that you use your existing BIC so that your current information will be displayed when you log in.

Recruitment

If I am successful at recruitment will I automatically be offered an appointment as a marker?

No, you will go into the marker pool for possible selection. Successful recruitment does not mean automatic selection as a marker. Offers of appointment will begin to be sent from mid-March (re-applicant markers) and throughout April (new markers and standby markers) and will continue until the start of the marking operation.

Is catering provided at the recruitment sessions?

Yes, light refreshments will be provided.

Marker training

If I cannot attend the allocated training session for my group, can I attend another training session with another group?

It may be possible to allocate you to attend another session, but as spaces are limited, you will need to phone us on 3864 0210 or email naplanmarkerinfo@qcaa.qld.edu.au to request another session. Please do not just turn up to any session on the training schedule.

Is catering provided at marker training sessions?

Yes, light lunch/dinner will be provided.

You are requested to bring your own snacks on week days and evenings during the marker training sessions. Tea and coffee is provided, and there are fridges and microwaves to store and/or reheat your own food.

Marking operation

Where is the marking operation venue?

The venue for the marking operation (which includes marker training) is the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC), Kessels Road, Nathan (previously QEII stadium), within the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Do I have to bring my own food to the marking operation?

No — lunch and dinner will be offered from the first Monday onwards, as will some light snacks, i.e. biscuits, fruit. Tea and coffee is provided, and there are fridges and microwaves to store and/or reheat your own food.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

QCAA will cater for vegetarian and gluten-free dietary requirements only. If you have special dietary requirements other than these, please bring your own food. Fridges and microwaves are available. Please ensure you tick the dietary requirements section of the form (GF or vegetarian) if you require these options.

How do I provide my banking details to QCAA?

If you have been paid by QCAA at any time you can check the banking and tax file number (TFN) we hold for you by logging into the general login and accounts page with your BIC and password at Banking and Tax details and selecting Manage own details.

If you have not been paid by QCAA in the past, you can complete the Provision of EFT and BIC form and TFN Declaration form and email them to hr@qcaa.qld.edu.au.

We cannot pay you without these details.

Please refer to the payment information on the NAPLAN marker information page.

Can I use my mobile phone while at the marking operation?

Mobile phones are not allowed to be used at any time while you are marking. Use of your mobile phone is limited to before and after you have left the marking area and during your breaks.

Can I park in a disabled car space while attending the marking operation?

Yes, if you have a disabled car sticker. There are a number of car spaces available in the top car park.

If you have a temporary injury and require a car space closer to the venue, one can be provided. You will need to provide your name and marker number to the staff at registration so your details can be added to a security list which will allow you access to the top car park via the boom gate in the lower car park.

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